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Class I railroad employment reached 154,094 in mid-September, up3.12% from September 2009 and  0.91% from August 2010. Train crew employment (transportation, train and engine) continued to set the pace, rising to 61,444, an  increase of 8.57% from last year and 1.79% from the prior month.

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Construction Polymers Technologies, Inc. has been named as the new North American licensee of the LVT (Low Vibration Track slab track system from Sonneville AG (formerly Sonneville International Corp.). Sonneville entered into a partnership with Construction Polymers Technologies in August to ma ...

MTA Long Island Rail Road will cut over to a new centralized signal and switching control system at Jamaica, N.Y., during the  October 23-24 and November 6-7 weekends in the final, $56-million stage of a modernization project. The switchover brings a new meaning to the familiar cry, "Change at Jamaica," a station that is the hub of all operations on  North America's longest (700 miles) and busiest (300,000 weekday rides) commuter railroad.

 

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Electro-Motive Diesel,Inc., announced Oct. 20 that it has has signed a contract to supply six SD70ACSheavy-haul AC diesel-electric locomotives to a mining railway in Mauritania,Societe Nationale Industrielle et Miniere. (SNIM).  This will bring the number of EMD locomotives operating inMauritania to 44.

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In the latest of a series of supply-chain initiatives, Canadian National has signed a memorandum of understanding with Western Stevedoring Company Ltd. and several forest-products companies a for seven-day-a-week unloading services at Western Stevedoring's Lynnterm Terminal at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV).

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On the 100th anniversary of the opening of New York City's Penn Station, New York City's Penn Station, city, state, and federal officials gathered Oct. 18 for the groundbreaking for Phase I of the new Moynihan Station, which Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said "is poised to be one of the greatest transportation and infrastructure legacies of our generation."

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Norfolk Southern announced Oct. 19 that is launching a  "One Line, Infinite Possibilities" advertising campaign that it says builds on its "Thoroughbred of Transportation" communications program, now in its 28th year.

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When Amtrak partnered with IMAGES USA to create a television commercial targeting the Hispanic community, the strategy was clear—produce a culturally relevant, Spanish-language commercial showcasing the unique on-board benefits of train travel in order to increase brand awareness among Hispanic consumers.

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Union Pacific on Oct. 18 celebrated the opening of its 785-acre Joliet Intermodal Terminal, which it said  “increases international and domestic container capacity while improving rail traffic efficiencies througho ...
The Kansas Department ofTransportation announced Oct. 18 that an agreement for a $35 million grant to BNSF from the state’s Rail Assistance Program has been finalized. BNSF announced simultaneously that it has selected T.J. Lambrech ...
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